Work began in July 2019 on the School District of Lancaster's new Buchanan Elementary School, located in Lancaster Township along Millersville Pike. Photographer Blaine Shahan has been documenting the process thus far. 

The $18.3 million construction project is expected to take a little over a year, with occupancy scheduled for August 2020, district spokesman Adam Aurand said.

Buchanan serves about 390 students. 

The project is separate from the water tower that Lancaster city proposes to build on the school property. It has yet to begin the land development plan process, according to the township.